- Association of Talent Agents
- ATA is a non-profit trade association representing talent agencies in the United States entertainment industry. ATA agencies represent the vast majority of artists working in the field, including actors, directors, writers, and other artists in film, stage, television, radio, commercial, literary work, and other entertainment enterprises.
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
- As the entertainment industry’s official collective bargaining representative, the AMPTP is a key trade association for major film and television producers in the United States.
- Current members include: Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures), the principal broadcast television networks (including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC),
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- Non-exclusive, meaning it is possible for non-american performers to join, and that authors can license using a creative commons license
- ASCAP is an American non-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
- A professional guild and union of animation artists, writers and technicians.
- The Animation Guild’s jurisdiction is determined by the IATSE
Directors Guild of America
- The DGA is an entertainment guild that represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
- IATSE represents technicians, artisans and crafts-persons in the entertainment industry, including live theater, film and television production, and trade shows.
Subsets of IATSE:
IATSE Local 600 (International Cinematographers Guild)
- Represents those who work globally in film and television as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants (1st AC, 2nd AC), Digital Imaging Technicians, Still Photographers, and all members of camera crews.
IATSE Local 871
- Script Supervisors/Continuity, Coordinators, Accountants & Allied Production Specialists Guild
IATSE Local 800
- Also known as the ADA (Art Directors Guild), they represent art directors, graphic artists, illustrators, matte artists, model makers, production designers, scenic artists, set designers, and title artists.
IATSE Local 706
- Represents makeup artists and hairstylists
IATSE Local 764
- Represents workers who cover all aspect of costume and wardrobe for all live events, tv, and movies throughout the New York region
IATSE Local 695
- Represents technicians working in production sound, video engineering, and studio projection for film, TV, music, commercials and sports broadcast
IATSE Local 44
- Represents props coordinators, drapers, floorcover craftspeople, freens, propmasters, propmakers, property, sewers, set decorators, special effects props, upholsterers, commercial masters, commercial propmakers, commercial property, and commercial set decorators.
- IATSE Local 600 (International Cinematographers Guild)
Motion Picture Editors Guild
- MPEG represents freelance and staff motion picture film and television editors and other post-production professionals and story analysts throughout the United States.
Producers Guild of America
- The PGA represents television producers, film producers and New Media producers in the United States.
Teamsters Union 399
- Not strictly an industry union, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada.
- The union’s motion picture and theatrical trade division represents drivers, wranglers, animal handlers, couriers, dispatchers, locations, mechanics, warehousemen, and casting directors.